A new polar ozone killer – sea-salt aerosol produced over sea ice
Dr X Yang, Dr A Schmidt, Dr L Abraham, Dr A Jones
3 January 2019
Sea-salt aerosol (SSA) is an important atmospheric primary aerosol, mainly generated from the open ocean. However, the sea ice surface has recently been found to be a large SSA source (via sublimating saline blowing snow particles).
Future climate and mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet
Dr A Orr, Prof A J Payne, Dr G Marshall, Dr R Essery
7 January 2019
Project background. The Antarctic Ice Sheet (AIS) is the largest mass of ice on Earth, which would raise sea levels by 58 meters if melted entirely.
Improving the sensitivity of gravitational-wave detectors
Prof H Grote, Dr K Dooley
18 January 2019
Since the start of their first observing runs starting in fall 2015, Advanced LIGO and Virgo have made direct detections of gravitational waves created by the collisions of black holes and of neutron stars, thus bringing to life a new instrument for astronomy.